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How to Engage Girls in Tech with Sparkiverse Labs

How to Engage Girls in Tech with Sparkiverse Labs

Girls + Tech.  We’re finding a way to make it happen.  We started Sparkiverse with the mission of introducing tech to ALL…

Video Production and Claymation beginner camps from KMVT

Does your child want a skill they can keep after…

Silly Superstitions to Add a Little Fun to Your Day

Whether or not you are superstitious yourself, you and your…

Family Friend Mardi Gras

Fat Tuesday can be a fun new tradition for your…

Keeping Kids Active, Healthy + Engaged

Getting Started Playing Tennis

Getting Started Playing Tennis

Equipment/Clothing Required Clothing: Comfort is the main concern when selecting what to wear. Any sports clothes will work as long as you…

17 Tips to See if Basketball is for Your Child

About 8 years ago my world changed as we entered…

Indoor Gardening With Kids

It may be the end of January but the sun…

Turning Kids Into Gardeners With Their First Private Plot

Springtime for gardeners is an exciting time, with seed catalogs…

Parenting Resources

Grow Without the Dirt

Grow Without the Dirt

With spring on the horizon, most of us start to plan our garden. At least here in my Chicago suburban home, planning…

Creating the Perfect Mother’s Day Brunch

Alright Dads, the day has come to show your hardworking…

How to Teach Your Child to Hand Sew

How to Teach Your Child to Hand Sew Sewing seems…

Time-Saving Tips for Busy Moms

7 Unique Birthday Party Ideas

7 Unique Birthday Party Ideas

Your child is special so why shouldn’t his birthday be just as special? Whether celebrating with friends, relatives, or just your immediate…

Making Your Own Music

Brief History of Music Music may very well have existed…

How to Find the Perfect Nanny

Finding the perfect nanny for your family can be a…

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5 Ways to Celebrate Dr. Seuss Month

With the groundhog seeing his shadow, winter seems to drone on, so why not add some Wacky fun to March with a little Dr. Seuss. With his birthday March 2nd, celebrate this month with fun, wacky words and silly stories with these great ideas: Make…

5 Best Board Games to Trick Your Kids Into Learning while Playing

These days, most kids are heavily into video games and apps, but there is much to be said for a good old fashioned board game. No matter how old your kids are, sitting down for some dedicated time together will thrill them (even if they…

10 Board Games for the Family

Board games are a family time classic. They a perfect for bringing the family together during a game night or entertaining the children on a rainy day. There’s no shortage of games out there but when playing with children, it can be difficult to decide…

Pantry Art

Looking for a rainy day or evening activity for your preschooler or kindergartener? We have a few ideas that will tap into your child’s inner artist, and that will work on fine motor skills. Even better, we made sure that each of these activities can…

Crafty Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day originated in the Middle Ages and was named after Saint Valentine. There are varying opinions about the origins of Valentine’s Day (there were actually three saints named Valentine). But, today we have come to recognize February 14th as a day of love and…